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Re: Bug#459403: libuuid1: missing depends on non-essential package passwd

On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 03:23:23AM -0500, Theodore Tso wrote:
> So e2fsprogs which is "Essential: yes" depends on libuuid1, so
> libuuid1 is effectively "Essential: yes", right?  So if I add a
> dependency on passwd, it will effectively make passwd "Essential:
> yes", as well

It's not because an essential package Depends on something that that
should also be set to essential.  The clasical example is libc6.  Alot
of the essential package Depend on it but libc6 is not, and should not,
be essential itself.

But I think that packages which are essential that need a user/group
should get a static one in base-passwd which is essential.


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